THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.
Medication errors in anesthesia practice have long afflicted our specialty. This Panel will provide an updated overview of state of the art based on Panel?s original research in implementing medication safe anesthesia in a reliable manner. Reductions in medication errors in other patient care areas have occurred because error rates were systematically measured, errors were categorized to determine their root causes and potential for harm, and solutions were designed and implemented. Taking a fresh look at approaches to prevent Adverse medication events including tools we developed using a focused human factors approach over last 15 years, and based on our just released comprehensive literature review on medication safety. We will examine practical ways to make these tools more effective and improvement-focused. We will review best practices and case studies of delivering medication error free anesthesia and assess local vulnerabilities and system solutions.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Activity Release Date: 2/6/19
Activity Expiration Date: 2/7/22